Given the number of anchors and reporters who’ve departed CNBC since the creation of rival Fox Business Channel, we’ve long wondered when the beans would finally spill. What’s it like to work for a network directly in bed with the Obama Administration?
It’s why we’ve worked to bring attention to CNBC’s obsession with rosy economic happy-talk designed to make Obama look good, in the same way MSNBC is used to tout his political agenda.
It’s a point many conservatives have missed, wrongly assuming business news is unimportant. Read all »
In 2012, our previous site sparked a national firestorm when we caught former CNN host Bill Press denouncing the National Anthem. The resulting flap was featured on major news networks and had the unfortunate side effect of bringing the liberal talk host an undeserved wave of publicity. But that’s the price of calling attention to anti-American sentiment.
Now, it’s CNN itself under fire for showing a bizarre warning label before airing a portion of the Star-Spangled Banner. Did they think viewers would be offended? Or is it known to cause seizures?
When pushed by The Daily Caller, the conservative website that broke the story, the network blamed it on a producer’s error.
Whether that is to be believed depends on the status of the cable news channel’s credibility. Hint: it’s not particularly high these days! Read all »
Like many others who follow stocks, we’ve long wondered why CNBC is so relentlessly bullish, to the point of angrily shouting down the few market bears who can manage to get a moment or two of airtime.
Aren’t shares supposed to endlessly spike higher for no reason at all? How dare anyone question that?
You’ll seldom hear the MANY uber-bulls that fill the NBC business channel’s programming schedule being held accountable for their rotten predictions. When markets suddenly go south, as they did in early October, the on-air atmosphere quickly turns glum. Read all »
Is Joni Ernst ready for the left’s Smear Machine?
Our “progressive” media friends think they’ve found the next Sarah Palin and are devoting firepower accordingly, doing whatever they can to block the senator-elect’s political rise. The Iowa Republican stunned Beltway insiders after pulling off an upset victory on election night, leaving Democrats wondering why they’d underestimated her abilities (often a path to political success- don’t let them see you coming!). Read all »
In a wheelchair? Seriously ill? The “progressive” smear machine has a red target painted on your chest!
In the past, political attacks certainly may have been gutter-level, but stopped short of personal smears against the sick and disabled. But in 2014, we’ve seen even that once-sacred boundary fade away, with depressing results.
In Texas, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis aired a now-infamous ad last month that seemed to attack Republican Governor-elect Greg Abbott over his disability. Abbott, who has been paralyzed and in a wheelchair since an accident many years ago, found his support base rallying behind him after the slimy ad aired, while Davis sunk further in the polls. Read all »
After this month’s election bloodbath, does MSNBC have any viable future as a cable news network? A scathing new parody clip puts the matter to rest: it is toast.
You might expect this attack on NBC’s far-left news channel to come from the right, but it’s actually from “Midterm Mayhem“, featured on the Fusion channel. The latter is a joint venture of ABC and Univision, the Spanish-language network. Read all »
Could Elmo pick stocks better than the usual brigade of shady, self-interested Wall Street analysts?
Given the extended length of today’s Squawk Box segments featuring Sesame Street, we wondered if Elmo and Grover were getting a morning show tryout. With sinking ratings and network credibility, could CNBC do any worse?
If Big Bird pecked away at stock listings while Elmo giggled his way through the financial network’s daily barrage of economic happy talk and Oscar the Grouch heckled Wall Street bears, would anyone notice a difference? As long as prices mindlessly move ever-higher, probably not. Read all »
Is it on Fox, or headed to Cinemax?
We thought Mike “Fried Squirrel” Huckabee’s weekend show was suitable for family audiences, but now, we’re not so sure. An unfortunate slip of the tongue by Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly temporarily renamed it “F-ck a Huckabee” during Monday evening’s Kelly File.
Um, what happened to the delay, guys? How did that manage to go out live? HIT THE RED BUTTON! Read all »
It’s nice to know our “progressive” friends have that disastrous election all figured out: sexism and racism were the only real problems!
Yes, we’re all haters once again now that Republicans have experienced sweeping election victories.
We’ve already covered Bill Maher’s use of the race card to portray the vote as merely about Obama’s skin color. Today, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski adds to the silliness by calling any criticism of Valerie Jarrett “sexist” after some politicos blamed her in part for Obama’s radioactive political persona. Read all »
No, it’s not Idiocracy’s junk food of the future (wait, you haven’t seen Idiocracy?), PepsiCo really IS testing a soda combining Doritos and Mountain Dew!
While it might not be your cup of tea, you never know what college kids might willingly consume, hence testing of this twisted product on campus in Ohio.
According to First We Feast, the website that broke this story, there is some precedent for this combination: in Japan, Mountain Dew-flavored Cheetos have been on sale for at least a year. Read all »